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  1. Helsinki airport has started to use dogs who can detect Covid-19 in a human. They claim 100% accuracy. This could be used by cruise line when embarking passengers or letting them back aboard during a port call.
  2. Well isn't CCL still in Federal court for violating terms of a settlement involving all of their polluting that actually got caught? I wouldn't really trust anyone who is scolded by a Federal Judge and warned to comply or ship out.
  3. Overall the industry is abysmal, specifically all CCL lines received an F http://foe.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Cruise-Report-Card-2020_Final.pdf TGIF? Paul
  4. Maybe they will let ships dock, charge them fees but not let anyone disembark? That way the arcane US cruise laws would be satisfied. I'm on a September RT Alaska (Vancouver) so I'm hoping by June Canada starts letting us big, bad, ill mannered, diseased Americans back in.
  5. If they cancel the cruise I get a refund, I'm pretty sure.
  6. Do you get double bonus sea day credit for a Vista Suite on a Pinnacle Class ship? -Paul
  7. I did! Scored Vista Suite 6002 which has the wrap-around forward balcony! It was $1818 for 2 people that includes the taxes and fees. Plus I get $200 in chips and I'm sure to wind some prize money in the slot tourney. 😉
  8. Yes Bruce, but it turns out it's for 2021! My mistake.
  9. Oh, thanks for telling us the right date Gigi1977, I might be able to go!
  10. It's sails November 14th, no way the CDC "no-sail" order will be lifted by then. Too Bad, nice ship, good offer, nearby port. Stupid Virus! As a valued Mariner, you’re invited to our US$25,000 Slot Tournament in Mexico. Reserve your space today to enjoy free tournament entry & more! EXPLORE MEXICO YOUR CASINO OFFERS: FREE Tournament Entry* Fares from $299* A chance to win your share of US$25,000* $200 Casino FreePlay Reserve your spot by September 30, 2020. Call 1-800-330-2249 or your travel advisor today! YOUR CRUISE ITINERARY 7-Day Mexican Riviera Koningsdam Roundtrip San Diego November 14, 2021 Interior: from US$299 Ocean-view: from US$399 Verandah: from US$499 Suite: from US$799 Sail on a tournament sailing in 2021 to receive an exclusive invitation to the inaugural Holland America Line Players Club ultimate VIP sailings in early 2022. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOLLAND AMERICA LINE EXPERIENCE PLAN A CRUISE SPECIALS DESTINATIONS ONBOARD OUR SHIPS Follow Us Book your cruise worry free with Holland America Line’s Cancellation Protection Plans. For important information on passport requirements in the Western Hemisphere, click here. Terms & Conditions: *Terms & Conditions: Offer applies to new bookings made between 09/03/20 and 09/30/20. Tournament prizes are in U.S. dollars or Casino Free Play. Fares are based on Promo UY1. Mariner ID number must be presented at time of booking. Fares are in U.S. dollars. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses are additional and are $110.00. Subject to availability. Offer is valid on the November 14th, 2021, Koningsdam sailing only, new bookings only; is non-transferable; and cannot be combined with any other offer. Third and fourth guests and applicable upgrades are based on availability and at the guest’s expense. Free Tournament entry applies to eligible guest only. Tournament space is limited and based on availability. Transportation, transfers, gratuities, shore excursions, insurance, and other discretionary fees and charges are the responsibility of the guest. Offer may be redeemed only by the guest named in the offer. The guest’s name and Mariner ID must match the information contained in the offer communications. Offer is non-transferable. Invited guest must sail or full cruise fare will be applied to other guests sailing in the stateroom. The terms of Holland America Line’s Cruise Contract shall apply and may be viewed at hollandamerica.com. This promotion is 100% non-refundable from the point of payment and you are not entitled to any refund, payment, compensation or credit. We strongly recommend that you obtain travel protection for unforeseen events such as trip cancellation, loss or damage to baggage and personal effects, illness, medical expenses, accidental injury or death, or emergency evacuation. Holland America Line offers two Cancellation Protection Plan options which include cancel for any reason and contain no exclusions for pre-existing conditions or age. You may cancel your vacation plans for any reason and receive a money back refund with a Holland America Line Cancellation Protection Plan. Our Standard Plan provides a refund of 80% of cancellation fees paid to Holland America Line. Our Platinum Plan (currently available only to residents of the United States and Canada, except residents of Puerto Rico and Quebec) provides a 90% refund of cancellation fees, as well as worldwide emergency assistance and other protections. Holland America Line® and Carnival Corporation Casino Division reserve the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time. For more information about our stateroom categories and suite descriptions, to view deck plans, and for full terms and conditions applicable to your cruise, please refer to hollandamerica.com or the appropriate Holland America® brochure. Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands. FREE PLAY in U.S. dollars. Casino FREE PLAY will be issued by the Casino Cashier as guest’s choice of Slot Play issued to Player Bank or as Table Promo chips. All FREE PLAY credit is required to be played through one time before guest may cash out. FREE PLAY may be used on a single voyage only, is not transferable and expires at the end of the voyage. To redeem the Casino FREE PLAY offer, you must present this email to the Casino Cashier. This email may install a cookie or similar technology. For information about our use of cookies, please consult our privacy policy. Campaign ID: HEP2040CO Please add Holland America to your address book or safe sender list. Unsubscribe | Contact Us | Legal and Privacy © 2001 – 2020 Holland America Line N.V., 450 Third Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119 hollandamerica.com
  11. M life in Vegas is pretty desperate for customers right now, they are offering me 3 free nights in the Bellagio and 4 free nights in some other properties. Vegas is a Covid super spreader hot spot right now, I guess you could go there and make your free hotel room your isolation bubble. -P.
  12. Is club Royal still connected to the MGM rewards program? Or am I thinking about another cruise line? -P.
  13. Hi Everyone- So here is my system for gambling on a cruise. I bring a cash kitty or bankroll of about $1500 (Keeps you from charging your room for gambling $) and plan on playing $300-$400 a night every other night of the cruise. So for a 7 night cruise I would be playing on 4 nights. I play a mix of table games, slots and video poker. I use the same plan when I visit Reno/Vegas. I hope this helps, novices please don't become gamblers for the sake of trying to get a free interior cabin on a cruise. Have a budget, be disciplined and stick to the budget/plan. Don't plan on getting rich but more importantly do lose control and end up charging thousands of dollars to you room account. Safe Travels, P.
  14. I think I wagered about $1200-$1400 on an 8 night cruise, maybe playing 5 of those nights. If I remember correctly I almost broke even on that cruise. I might have lost $200-$400 total. I get Casino offers from HAL and Princess too, but not as generous or numerous as RCI. I also have a customer history in the Reno/Vegas gambling world, and all these companies share info about us. But by know means am I "whale" maybe a "mackerel" Sorry if some of you have been cruising and gambling while on board RCI for years and haven't gotten any offers. Maybe I'll run into you on an RCI cruise or in the Casino on board. -P.
  15. Hi RCI'ers Loyal 4 star HAL Mariner coming back to the Big Crown line on a free casino players offer on the Brilliance of the Seas on June 13, 2021. Hoping a vaccine has been in place for a few months by then. I got a Ocean View on a 6 day cruise for the $134.66 port fees and taxes (I mean I won't spend any money on board, surely not, it's a free cruise!) Also got $75 Casino money. For those of you regular gamblers on RCI a Club Royal representative told me that once I make it to the next level, they will start offering free balcony cruises. Have you found that to be true based on how often you sail and how much you play? Going solo so a cozy ocean view is fine for me, I've sailed one other time on RCI it was the 8 day Cuba cruise back when we could still sail to Cuba. Stay Safe, Paul
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